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Practice Areas

Domestic and International Arbitration. Complex Litigation. High Profile Insolvency.


Founder of "Vial Larrain Abogados" (2017 - to date); Partner at "Morales & Besa" (2013 - 2016); Partner at "Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr" (2007 – 2013); Associate at "Sidley & Austin LLP", New York (1998); Associate at "Claro y Cía" (1989-96); Full professor of Civil Procedure at the "Universidad Católica! (1995 - to date);

Professional Memberships

Chilean Bar Association, American Bar Association


“The Taking of Evidence Abroad: A Comparative Study Between the United States and Chile” (1998); “New Criminal Procedure: The Arrest” (2001); “The Constitutional Review ”(2002); “Civil Procedure Reform: A US Law Perspective”(2006);"Insolvency and Restructturing" Chambers & Partners Global Guide (2019).


Universidad Católica (LLB 1992); Fulbright Scholar (1997); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (LLM 1998)

Main Areas of Law

Domestic and International Arbitration. Complex Litigation. High Profile Insolvency.


SQM, Sembcorp Industries, Aegion Corporation Inc., General Motors Finanance, Yamana Gold Inc., FC Industries Inc., Rema Tip Top, Hochtief, Jacobs, EIG Global Energy Partners, Dow Chemical, Consorcio, ABCDIN, Grupo Santo Tomás, Jedimar Inversiones.

Work Highlights

Mr. Vial has an extensive experience in high profile litigation and arbitration, both domestic and international. He recently represented succesfully the canadian Yamana Gold Inc.´s subsidiary, Minera Meridian, in two multimillion dollar cases before the ordinary courts involving alleged royalty rights. He also is currently handling an important dispute between Sembcorp Industries and Aqualia for the construction of a major Water Waste Treatment Plant Northern Santiago. He is also handling two disputes on behalf of Aeigion Corporation´s chilean branch, United Pipelines, in connection with two diffrente projects, one related to AMSA and the other to BHP operations. Mr. Vial has also represented Dominos Pizza International in a comercial dispute before the ICC and has succesfully represented the Fibercement sector in a well known predatory prices antitrust and civil case againt the Australia´s James Hardie. Big wins have also been obtained by Mr Vial for companies such as SQM and Dow Chemicals.

Expert in these Jurisdictions


Industry Sector Expertise

Mr. Vial´s practice focuses in the handling of highly complex disputes related with Energy, Mining and Natural Resources, EPC and Construction, and Post M&A.

Languages Spoken

Mr. Vial is fluent in english. Has both, litigated and published in english.


Fulbright Scholar

The Fulbright Comission, USA



Universidad Católica de Chile Law School


2012 - 1988

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


1998 - 1997


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Insolvency 2019 Law and Practice in Chile

Jorge Vial, María José Larraín

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